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quinta-feira, 6 de julho de 2017

EU experts agree on criteria for endocrine disrupting chemicals in pesticides

Experts from the 28 EU member states approved on Tuesday (4 July) a proposed list of criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in plant protection products – a move presented by the European Commission as a step towards a broader regulatory system for similar chemicals used in cosmetics, toys and food packaging.

The scientific criteria determining hormone-disrupting chemicals used in pesticides and biocides was adopted by EU member state representatives sitting in the European Commission’s Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed.

Vytenis Andriukaitis, the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, described the agreement as “a great success” and called on the European Parliament and the Council, involved in the decision-making process, to ensure its smooth adoption. Ler mais (...)

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